Shrunk to 850 pixels for some reason it hurts my eyes too but it is SOOC no sharpening and better yet the large looks sweet.
JRB nice shot, makes it a rewarding hobby doesn't it. Can I post an edited version, not better just different?
Cropped to 6x4 vertical to reduce the vacant space
curves adjustment to slightly increase contrast and brighten her up a touch
sharpening (unsharp mask radius 1 strength 100% in photoshop) to bring up her eyes and hair
painted on a little blur on her right cheak (our left) which sharpened up too much
Like the shot and the changes that DPR made helped it a bit.
I find that pics of people taken unposed and candid often give a greater insight into the real personality than formal 'Olan Mills' portraits.
Here is a sample of one taken during our churches' Christmas program of the girl playing Mary.
Back to the beach, I know you all got sick of my beach shots years ago but here's another anyway :)